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The Happiest Girl in the World   

Martin Beck Theatre, (4/03/1961 - 6/24/1961)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Apr 03, 1961    
Closing Date: Jun 24, 1961 Total Performances: 96

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: 400 B.C. Athens.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Martin Beck Estate; Martin Beck Theatre General Manager: Louis A. Lotito
Produced by Lee Guber
Book by Fred Saidy and Henry Myers; Based on "Lysistrata" by Aristophanes; Based on stories of Greek mythology by Bullfinch; Story by E.Y. Harburg; Music by Jacques Offenbach; Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg; Musical Director: Robert DeCormier; Vocal arrangements by Robert DeCormier; Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett and Hershy Kay; Dance arrangements by Gerald Alters
Directed by Cyril Ritchard; Choreographed by Dania Krupska
Scenic Design by William and Jean Eckart; Costume Design by Robert Fletcher; Lighting Design by William and Jean Eckart; Hair Design by Ronald De Mann
General Manager: Marvin A. Krauss; Business Manager: Albert H. Rosen
Production Stage Manager: Henri Caubisens; Stage Manager: Herman Magidson
Musical research by Jay Gorney; Electronic Tonalities by Louis Barron and Bebe Barron; Music Contractor: Sol Gusikoff
Press Representative: Bill Doll; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner and Associates
Cast
Cyril Ritchard
Chief of State
Pluto
A Heckler
A Gay Blade
A Wine Smuggler
The Pied Piper of Hamelin
A Playwright
An Ambassador
Janice Rule
Diana
Dran Seitz
Lysistrata
Bruce Yarnell
General Kinesias
Bill Atkinson
Dancer
Don Atkinson
A Herald
Mercury
Dancer
Ellen Berse
Singer
Bonnie Brandon
Dancer
Candace Caldwell
Dancer
David Canary
Hector
Singer
Joy Claussen
Broadway debut
Aphrodite
Amaryllis
Singer
Don Crabtree
2d Minister
Sergeant
Grant Delaney
Dancer
Norma Donaldson
Daphne
Singer
Victor Duntiere
Dancer
Natasha Grishin
Dancer
Judith Haskell
Dancer
Lisa James
Dancer
Gloria Kaye
Dancer
Lainie Kazan
Theodora
Singer
Michael Kermoyan
Jupiter
Jeff Killion
Singer
Louis Kosman
Dancer
Leonora Lanzillotti
Singer
Lu Leonard
Juno
Myrrhina
Susan May
Dancer
Paul Merrill
Singer
Rita Metzger
Phoebe
Singer
Carmen Morales
Dancer
Theodore Morill
Singer
John Napier
Captain Crito
Apollo
Janice Painchaud
Rhodope
Dancer
Alton Ruff
1st Courier
Dancer
Kenneth Scott
Dancer
Ron Sequoio
Dancer
Elaine Spaulding
Singer
Ron Stratton
2d Courier
Dancer
Ted Thurston
1st Minister
Bacchus
Arthur Tookoyan
Singer
Mark Tully
Singer
Maura K. Wedge
Spartan Woman
Singer
John Wheeler
Ataraxohymonides
Singer
Nancy Windsor
Sentinal
Singer
Richard Winter
3d Minister
Neptune
Ulysses
Singer
Standby: Leila Martin (Diana, Lysistrata)
Understudies: David Canary (Apollo, Captain Crito), Renato Cibelli (2d Minister, Jupiter), Judith Haskell (Diana), Lainie Kazan (Juno, Myrrhina, Spartan Woman), Michael Kermoyan (General Kinesias), Rita Metzger (Amaryllis, Aphrodite), Alton Ruff (Mercury), Ted Thurston (A Gay Blade, A Heckler, A Playwright, A Wine Smuggler, An Ambassador, Chief of State, Pluto, The Pied Piper of Hamelin), Arthur Tookoyan (3d Minister, Sergeant), Maura K. Wedge (Phoebe) and John Wheeler (1st Minister, Bacchus)
Tony Award®
1962 Best Choreography [nominee]
Dania Krupska
Theatre World
winner 1961 Award [recipient]
Bruce Yarnell
music by Jacques Offenbach; lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
ACT 1 Sung By
Cheers For the Hero Ensemble
The Glory That is Greece Chief of State, General Kinesias and Ensemble
The Happiest Girl in the World Lysistrata and General Kinesias
The Greek Marine Chief of State, Ministers and Soldiers
Shall We Say Farewell Lysistrata
Never Be-Devil the Devil Pluto
Whatever They May Be Diana and the Gods
Eureka Jupiter and the Gods
Diana's Arrival in Athens Diana
The Oath Lysistrata and Women
The Happiest Girl in the World (Reprise) Dancer
Diana's Transformation Pluto, Diana and Two Suitors
Vive la Virtue! Pluto and Diana
Adrift on a Star Lysistrata and General Kinesias
The Happiest Girl in the World (Reprise) Lysistrata and General Kinesias
Finale Lysistrata, General Kinesias and Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
That'll Be the Day Men
How Soon, Oh Moon? Lysistrata, Sentinal and Women
Love-Sick Serenade Pluto and Myrrhina
Five Minutes of Spring General Kinesias, Lysistrata and Diana
The Greek Marine (Reprise) Soldiers
Five Minutes of Spring (Reprise) Soldiers
Never Trust a Virgin Pluto and Women
Entrance of the Courtesans Women
The Pied Piper's Can-Can Pluto and Dancers
Vive la Virtue! (Reprise) Pluto and Diana
Finale Entire Company